Top 10 All-Time MO Shootouts

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8. 2005 Adventure Touring Comparo

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In twenty-oh-five, adventure-touring was still coming of age. The players in this shootout (BMW R1200GS, Kawasaki KLR650, KTM Adventure, Suzuki V-Strom and Triumph Tiger) are still present, in one form or another, but they face an increasingly diverse range of competitive models from other manufacturers. As much as things change, however, they also remain the same. Our top two picks from nine years ago are also our top two picks from this year’s Best On-Off-Road / Adventure Motorcycle. Hint: It’s the BMW and KTM.

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  • Old MOron

    What?! I demand a recount!

    There is no way that the 2004 Open Class Shootout cannot be number one, never mind not even being in the top ten.

    Check your figures, Blondie. This is MO’s best shootout, ever.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2004-open-class-shootout-15085.html

    • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

      Well, perhaps there was a bit of fibbing in this story. Everything was changed-over to new servers in 2007, so anything older than that is just counting views since ’07. It is likely that that ’04 shootout would have ranked higher if we had its previously accumulated ’04, ’05, and ’06 traffic included. That said, in the last seven years, this list does indeed reflect the most read shootout over the last seven years. I won’t be too offended if our old work doesn’t get full credit, I mean seven years really is a long time.

  • http://www.mymotorrad.com/ james lagnese

    And no mention of CrAshley. How could you?

  • Buzz

    I think the Sport Touring shootout needs to be on the list. We rode from Torrance to Reno arriving late at night. We then headed down to take a top to bottom cruise through Yosemite.

    We proceeded to get pulled over for speeding and got tickets for speeding, no insurance and conducting business in a National Park without a permit. We got tossed out of the park.

    Fun stuff!

  • jtm45

    well I was hoping to see the ‘Cows” from the 70′s like the Z1,and the 2 most famous 2 cycle triples the 500 Mach III and the 750 triple.I would buy them all today if I could.